Welcome To Calming Influences
Calming Influences is a complementary therapy school, offering short holistic courses to therapists. We offer CPD courses to Reflexologists, Massage therapists and Aromatherapists, and always aim to provide the best possible experience for our students, whatever their therapy or background.
Calming Influences is 21 years old this year. We originally offered reflexology training, before expanding to include Indian head massage, body massage and aromatherapy. Offering courses where therapists are starting their journey has been very rewarding but now we are evolving again, and concentrating on our short courses, both face to face and online.
The way we deliver courses has also changed. Initially we did everything face to face, but now our courses are blended. Providing an online learning platform which allows students to prepare for their courses, complete any workbooks they need to and video clips allow them to finess their practical techniques. Being able to re-play sessions has definate benefits for students. We also make extensive use of live Zoom sessions.
Over the last 21 years we have built up an extensive knowlege and materials base which has been incorportated in our new student learning platform. We are making this available to other schools, who are interested in changing the way they deliver courses and to new teachers who are taking their first steps into running their own school. So if you are thinking of starting your own school, or if you are an existing school who would like to change the way you deliver you course materials, click here for more information about our learning platform and the help we can provide to you.
We are also running an Evidence Based Reflexology project, as part of my Doctorate at Portsmouth university. If you would like more information or to be involved, join our Facebook or Linkedin groups. As my work progresses you will have an opportunity to get involved.
We are based in Bursledon, Southampton, just 5 minutes from junction 8 of the M27 but we attract students from around the country, both in person and on-line.
Above you can see Calming Influences very first group of reflexologists. We are pictured celebrating accreditation with the AoR. I am standing centre. (I look a little different now - see my photo below!). Above right you can see the GreenHouse room which is where our main teaching sessions are carried out.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me on 0780 5278 620, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also sign up for my newsletter to keep up to date with my courses by clicking here. Looking forward to meeting you. Jackie